Thanks for the well-wishes on my coursework. It’s a rough time to be jiggering with your work schedule. But, I’ve wanted to do this for the last three years.
For those who asked, the pre-req is FASH 100, Apparel Technology.
Create garments by hand and machine with technical perfection the goal. Students must have access to a sewing machine.
I went and met with the department head Wedensday in this dress and she waived my pre-req 🙂
My primary goal in taking this class is to be able to use the various Mrs. Stylebooks I have accumulated. My second goal is to be able to draft patterns from photos / RTW items. My third goal is to someday have some kind of a second career from home in sewing. Maybe writing about sewing. Maybe drafting for other people. Maybe sewing for people. Who knows? But, that’s why I’m going the ‘Apparel Patternmaking Track’
The Apparel Patternmaking track (within the Fashion
Design Degree and Fashion Design Certificate);
provides the opportunity for training in the specialized
area of pattern development for apparel design.
Fashion Patternmaking Track — Fashion Design Certificate Program
The Fashion Patternmaking track offers students the opportunity for training and retraining, in the technical field of pattern development for apparel design. Students will take selected Fashion Design courses to prepare for careers as patternmakers, CAD specialists, and stylists.
Course C redits
FASH 100 Fashion Design
FASH 200 Advanced Fashion Design 3 credits
FASH 104 Flat Pattern Design 3 credits
FASH 202 Computer-Assisted Pattern Design 3 credits
FASH 203 Design by Draping I 3 credits
FASH 204 Design by Draping II 3 credits
Certificate Total 15
The school also has drawing, fashion illustration and tailoring classes too. I’m only going to do one class a semester and they have no summer or winter session. So, I’ll be talking about this for a long time to come. I’m pretty lucky. The courses are about $300 for a three credit class. There is also a great fiber arts program at a local private arts college I can explore too when I finish up at BCCC.
Of course, this might not be my bag and I’ll move on to something else!